Brother of Jean-Francois Father of Phillipe QMJHL First All-Star Team (1974) Shared Vezina Trophy with Don Edwards (1980) Shared William M. Jennings Trophy with Tom Barrasso (1985)
Traded to Detroit by Buffalo for future considerations, December 2, 1981. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, June 1, 1982. Traded to Chicago by Buffalo for Chicago's 3rd round choice (Kevin Kerr) in 1986 Entry Draft, October 15, 1985. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 10, 1987.
I'm very excited about what happened today. We've worked on this deal with Toronto for a month, or over a month. It got a little bit of legs on draft day, but it really heated up last night, and we were able to complete the deal today.
— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on Phil Kessel, who he acquired from the Maple Leafs in a trade on Wednesday